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Javier Hernandez Balcazar | Forward | #17

Team: West Ham United
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/1/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 161

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Javier Hernandez and Michail Antonio will miss Friday's match against Leicester City.
Chicharito (hamstring) will miss his second straight match while Antonio (leg) will miss his third, but the pair could return for next Wednesday's match against Everton. Manager David Moyes confirmed Antonio was back in full training this week but, like defender James Collins, would not be risked versus the Foxes with a busy festive run of fixtures on the horizon. With Chicharito and Antonio unavailable, Andre Ayew and Marko Arnautovic, who overcome a wrist injury suffered at the weekend, could lead the attack. Nov 24 - 1:34 PM

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New West Ham manager David Moyes has revealed Javier Hernandez will miss Sunday's clash with Watford.

Hernandez suffered a hamstring injury while on international duty with Mexico, which Moyes has confirmed will keep the striker sidelined for this weekend's match at Watford: "I think everyone knows Chicharito has got a hamstring injury," he said. "It could take a week, it could take two weeks." Given the Hammers have swift turnaround before facing Leicester City next Friday, it's likely Hernandez will be on the shelf for that match as well. His absence could afford Andy Carroll a chance to start his first Premier League match since mid-October, while Diafra Sakho could also see minutes despite returning from international duty on Friday morning.
Nov 17 - 2:24 PM

Javier Hernandez is expected to miss West Ham boss David Moyes' first match in charge at Watford on Sunday.

The 29-year-old suffered a hamstring injury in Mexico's 3-3 draw with Belgium last Friday, and it is now feared he will miss the trip to Watford as well as next Friday's home match against Leicester City. Hernandez's absence would be a big blow for the Hammers, as the Mexico international is the club's top goalscorer in the Premier League with four goals in 11 matches. If Hernandez were to be ruled out, Andy Carroll and the in-form Andre Ayew would be the leading candidates to start upfront. Diafra Sakho is also another option while U23 sensation Toni Martinez, who has been training with the first team since Moyes was appointed as manager, could potentially make the match-day squad.
Source: Daily Star
Nov 15 - 4:22 PM

David Moyes is sweating on the fitness of Javier Hernandez after the Mexico international limped off during the 3-3 friendly draw with Belgium due to an apparent hamstring problem.

The new West Ham boss will be hoping the withdrawal of Hernandez on Friday was more of a precaution with a tricky set of fixtures scheduled at the beginning of his tenure. If tests reveal a muscular tear, then potentially, the little Mexican could miss anywhere upwards of three weeks making him an early doubt for the games with title contenders Manchester City and current Premier League champions Chelsea in December. Andy Carroll is of course one option, but while many expected the fully-fit striker to feature more during the early part of the season, Slaven Bilic did err on the side of caution and the injury prone attacker has only completed 90 minutes on two occasions. Diafra Sakho continues to struggle with an ongoing back problem meaning Moyes maybe forced into deploying Andre Ayew in a more advanced role.
Source: Daily Mail
Nov 12 - 5:21 AM

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic confirmed that forward Javier Hernandez is expected to be fit for Friday's clash with Brighton.

It looked as though West Ham could be facing a striker crisis with Andy Carroll suspended due to a red card last week and Diafra Sakho ruled out with injury. But Chicharito trained on the eve of Friday night's match despite doubts over a minor hamstring problem and is expected to be fit. Said Bilic: "He trained and felt a little bit of a tight hamstring, so we scanned it which was important, and the scan was completely clear. He missed Wednesday’s light session and we expect him to train today and, based on his feeling, to be OK."
Oct 19 - 8:56 PM

Javier Hernandez has left Old Trafford for Bayer Leverkusen and passed 19-year-old Anthony Marital arriving from Monaco in the process.

Chicharito has had a frustrating time at Old Trafford. He started off his United career with a number of critical goals as something of a "super-sub" under Sir Alex Ferguson. After failing to grab hold of a substantial role, the Mexico international was sent out on loan to similarly frustrating results. Perhaps the last straw was a missed penalty against Brugge in mid-week. United have sold the once-promising forward to Bayer Leverkusen on a permanent deal. Taking the Mexican's spot on the roster will be highly-rated 19-year-old Monaco player Anthony Marital who helped boot Arsenal out of the Champions League last season. The only concern here is that Marital, like Memphis, is young and taking a step up in competitive level. He may be a great player in time but hardly seems likely to be the immediate boost United are seeking in their attack.
Mon, Aug 31, 2015 11:14:00 AM

Mexico qualified for the Gold Cup Final after a series of controversial calls by referee Mark Geiger.

Mexico defeated Panama 2-1 in the semi-finals but this one will be questioned by many. Mark Geiger gave Luis Tejada a red card in the first half that was certainly not deserved and that wasn't even the worst call of the match. Panama went on to go up 1-0 and then in the 89th minute, Geiger gave Mexico a very controversial penalty that let them equalize. He gave them another penalty in over-time to seal the deal, and ended up being rushed by Panama's player after the last whistle. There will be players suspended after a number of players from both teams participated in some shoving and punching throughout the game.
Thu, Jul 23, 2015 12:12:00 AM

A tumultuous summer got even worse for Javier Hernandez as he added an injury to his uncertain club status heading into the 2015-16 season.

Javier Hernandez has had a difficult time finding a happy club home to say the least. He has been a fringe player to varying degrees of effect at Manchester United and Real Madrid since coming to Europe. What he hasn't been able to do is find a place where he can start regularly. The search for such a home will likely be delayed again as he has reportedly broken his collarbone in a friendly with Honduras in the lead up to this month's CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Thu, Jul 2, 2015 10:31:00 AM

The Sun are reporting that Manchester United are close to the signing of Atletico Madrid forward Mario Mandzukic.

The signing would be an interesting one for United who definitely need a forward but it wouldn't be the same sort of high end deal that Falcao and Angel di Maria were last season. Mandzukic is 29-years-old and presumably more likely to decline than improve in the near future. His record is a solid one at very good clubs but those very good clubs seem to be very willing to sell him. If the Red Devils do sign him then presumably it would make Javier Hernandez less interested in sticking around at Old Trafford.
Source: The Sun
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 04:06:00 PM

Robin van Persie's rumored move away from Old Trafford could leave the door open for Javier Hernandez to return to a substantial role.

The player has been quoted in the Telegraph as saying that he wants to stay and fight for his place at Old Trafford. With Falcao already gone and Robin van Persie potentially following him out the exit door, that fight might be easier than he expected. You have to take this with a grain of salt as all players seem to feel obliged to say that they want to stay at their current club in the event that they don't end up leaving. The fact that United currently have fewer options at forward for more matches now that they are back in the Champions League could see the forward retained. Stay tuned as the transfer window evolves for the Red Devils.
Tue, Jun 9, 2015 10:15:00 AM

Javier Hernandez has seen Real Madrid choose not to exercise the option they held to sign him permanently after his year on loan from Manchester United.

Chicharito returns to Old Trafford facing the same quandary that he faced last summer. The biggest clubs in the world - Manchester United, Real Madrid, etc. - don't seem to rate him enough for him to play regularly. So, where next? Will he accept a step down to a mid-table club in England or elsewhere in an attempt to show what he can do when he gets to play every week? Will such a club be able to afford the fee United will want and/or the wages the player will demand? There are lots of ways that this could play out over the summer and there is no obvious conclusion that has yet presented itself.
Tue, May 26, 2015 11:08:00 AM

Javier Hernandez has traded the bench at Manchester United for a similar spot at Real Madrid behind their attacking stars.

A one-year loan with an option for Real to buy has been completed as Manchester United make room for Falcao. The move is an odd one for the Mexican international who, you'd think, would want to get more playing time in the prime of his career. Instead he'll sit behind Karim Benzema as one of two pure forwards but will also have to contend with Bale, Rodriguez and Ronaldo who all effectively play in forward roles.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 08:21:00 AM

After news that he isn't in LVG's plans word has emerged that Southampton are interested in bringing Javier Hernandez to St. Mary's.

The Saints have been rocked by well-publicized departures this summer. Most of the replacements that have come in are coming from other leagues which represents a risk for the club. With Jay Rodriguez still hurt and making noises about a move to Spurs too bringing in a known PL quantity would make sense. For Hernandez it would represent a chance at the playing time that has been so hard to come by at Old Trafford in recent seasons.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 08:47:00 PM

Mexico took a 0-1 lead into the 87th minute but were stunned by the Netherlands who scored twice to break the hearts of El Tri in a 2-1 loss.

And the drama continues. Mexico were the better side in the first half and the Dutch were lucky to get to halftime with the match still 0-0. Giovani dos Santos finally delivered a much deserved goal early in the second half and the Mexican fans and players were euphoric. The Dutch would begin taking the game over however and despite another world class performance from keeper Guillermo Ochoa, it looked inevitable that the Oranje would finally break through...and they did, twice. Mexico have been eliminated in the Round of 16 in every World Cup dating back to 1986 when they hosted the event.
Sun, Jun 29, 2014 02:16:00 PM

Mexico XI: Ochoa, Rodriguez, Salcido, Marquez, Herrera, Layun, Dos Santos, Moreno, Guardado, Peralta, Aguilar

Javier Hernandez once again will be called upon to serve in his "super sub" role as he will begin the match on the bench. One change as defender Carlos Salcido replaces midfielder Jose Vazquez. Former Totteham product Giovani dos Santos unsurprisingly remains a starter. The storyline in this one has to be how the Dutch have been the highest scoring country during group stage facing Mexican keeper Guillermo Ochoa who has been phenomenal by leading a defense that coughed up just one goal in their group.
Sun, Jun 29, 2014 11:04:00 AM